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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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Address: 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6536
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present,...

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.

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Imagine what it was like....

If you enjoy history, you will find the old Capitol interesting. Good place for a school or scout field trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history, you will find the old Capitol interesting. Good place for a school or scout field trip.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minimum of two to three hours. So much to devour. Authentic to Early 1900's. Super introductory film.

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ELJ2906, Public Relations Manager at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your kind words about the Museum. It seems like you enjoyed your visit, but we notice that you gave us a 1 out of 4 rating. Is there anything we could have done to improve your trip to the Museum? We want our visitors to have the best experience possible and always welcome constructive feedback. More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the capitol with my three children. The history was somewhat lost on the 6 and 8 year old, but the 14 year old thought some of the items were interesting. They loved being able to go through and sit like they were in charge. Lots of good information and a great stop before going to the new... More 

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St Augustine FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The women at the desk chatted with us before and after our self-guided tour to discuss the awnings and the glass dome. Very friendly. The reconstructed rooms were interesting and very well done. Lots of Florida history to read about.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a free museum. They do accept donations. Great for any aged history buff. Everyone was nice. The artifacts were great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place to go for Florida History but you will not spend much time here. If you come to the Capitol of Florida you do need to visit it though. You also need to go to the 22nd Floor of the new Capitol. Enjoy.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is a must see for visitors to Tallahassee. The museum is extremely well preserved and provide an excellent history of government in Florida. Well worth the time to visit!

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

When you walk in to the Historic Capitol building, you are immediately struck at how small it is. Even with the 1902 expansion / renovation, it is, by today's standards, tiny. When you climb the stairs to the second floor, where the house and senate chambers are located, you realize that state government must have been much simpler back then.... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We walked into this building and were cast back in time, as we saw where and how government was practiced in Florida in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection , sequence and arrangement of photos, documents and the actual chambers of this old State House of Florida, was remarkable. WE left feeling a new pride for the USA... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Effectively restored and preserved as an educational museum this site explains important government history. A number of rooms contain specific effective displays, many with video presentations geared toward school groups but interesting to all. We spent about an hour walking through the building and displays. A parking structure is located about a block away just northwest of the capitol complex.... More 

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